Oral Appliance Lets Teen Sleep Easy

Flavia Sreshta

in A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic

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Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195377729
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322985 | DOI:
Oral Appliance Lets Teen Sleep Easy

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Case 20 introduces a 16-year-old young man who was referred for consideration of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with sleep problems dated back to 6 years of age, when his mother noticed snoring and difficulty breathing during sleep. He had an adenoidectomy at that time, which controlled his symptoms. However, during puberty his snoring recurred, and by age 14 he developed excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and attention and concentration problems. He was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and treated by his pediatrician with Adderall.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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